In the third wave of covid-19, there is only speculation about more impact on children, child health experts claim

In the third wave of covid-19, there is only speculation about more impact on children, child health experts claim

The senior pediatrician said on Wednesday that the third wave of Kovid-19 will affect children more, it is only a guess. New Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College ( Lady Hardinge Medical College) imposed may affect Pediatrics said department director Praveen Kumar that people estimate more future waves of children because the vaccine most adults over the next few months while there is still no approved vaccine for children.

On how the pandemic has affected the mental and physical health of children, Kumar said the pandemic can have a serious impact on the mental and physical health of children. He said that they have been locked in homes for more than a year. Besides this, diseases in the family, loss of parents' salary have added to the tension, he added. He said that children can express psychological distress (sadness) in different ways. Each child behaves differently, some may be silent while others may express anger and hyperactivity.

A health ministry statement quoted him as saying, "Carers need to be patient with children and understand their feelings. Find out the symptoms of stress in young children. Families also need to support children to cope with stress and overcome their anxiety." On whether future waves could affect children more severely, Kumar said that COVID-19 is a new disease. Viruses that have the ability to mutate.

Most adults will be vaccinated in a few months

"Future waves will affect children more or be more severe for them, it is speculation. People speculate that future waves may affect children more because most adults will be vaccinated in the next few months, while we don't have an approved vaccine for children yet. We do not know how the virus will behave in the future and how it will affect children, we need to protect our children from this.

The statement said that adults in the household should observe COVID-appropriate behavior and limit their social interactions to reduce the chances of infection as they can pass on and transmit the infection to others. Apart from this, all adults should be vaccinated, which will protect children to a great extent, he said. It added that the vaccine is now available for pregnant women and lactating mothers. According to the statement, Kumar said that it will provide some degree of protection to the fetus and the newborn from the deadly infection in the womb. He said the second wave has affected children equally.

Mortality rate in children is lower than that of adults

He said, "Covid-19 is a new virus and it affects people of all ages because we do not have natural immunity against this virus. As of now, the mortality rate in children is lower than that of adults and it is more commonly seen in children suffering from other diseases.” On the challenges faced in treating pediatric patients, especially hospitalized patients, Kumar Said, 'By increasing the number of dedicated beds for Kovid-infected children, we have been able to take care of children in a big way. However, we faced some challenges during the peak of the second wave as many senior doctors, resident doctors, staff nurses got infected.


The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center is trying to find a peaceful solution to the Assam and Mizoram border dispute, no plans for a CBI inquiry - officials informed

The Center has no plans to have a neutral agency like the CBI probe the recent clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border , but is trying to resolve the dispute peacefully at the earliest. Two top government officials said that the central government does not want to take any such decision which will worsen the situation.

He said that the central government wants a peaceful solution to the current border dispute between Assam and Mizoram and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in constant touch with both the Chief Ministers- Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam) and Zoramthanga (Mizoram). Zoramthanga also tweeted, "I still hope for an amicable solution to the Assam-Mizoram tension from the Center."

He also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim in his tweet. At the same time, the Chief Minister of Assam said in his tweet, "Our main objective is to keep the spirit of the Northeast alive. What happened on the Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to the people of both the states. The border dispute can be resolved only through discussion.

The clash took place on 26 July

Asked whether the probe into the July 26 clash was likely to be handed over to a neutral agency like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), both the top government officials said no decision has been taken in this regard yet. Five Assam policemen and a civilian were killed and more than 50 people were injured in the clash. Apart from this, neither state of Assam or Mizoram has made any formal request for a neutral agency to conduct an inquiry, he said.

One of these officials said, "Both the state governments are cooperating and the central government is confident that there will be no more clashes on the border." FIRs have been registered against political leaders, police and civil administration officials. Both the government officials mentioned the steps taken to reduce tension along the Assam-Mizoram border.

On July 28, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla.

The Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of both the states participated in a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on July 28 in which it was decided to deploy a neutral force (CRPF) at the conflict site. Earlier, the two chief secretaries had met in a bilateral meeting in Delhi. After this, the central government issued an advisory to both the states asking them to maintain peace on the inter-state border. Both officials said the July 26 violence was a "sporadic" incident and such incidents are unlikely to happen again in future.